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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-52

Koro Social Response (URBAN) : A Longitudinal Study of North Bengal Koro Epidemic


Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education & Research, Calcutta, India

Correspondence Address:
Arabinda N Chowdhury
Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education & Research, Calcutta
India
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Social responses to Koro illness was studied from an urban population (n = 118) of Darjeeling district of West Bengal State, during and after the North Bengal Koro epidemic. The prevalent social cognition of Koro as a positive illness paradigm, both among the Koro-affected and non-affected families, was the important social dynamics that helped the epidemic to spread as the illness in the region. The cognition-intensity related to the Koro vulnerability has diminished gradually with the passing of time, which was well corroborated with the gradually weaning incidence curve of Koro illness in the region.



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